Bhavani Parpia, CEO of ConnecTeach
Saturday, February 20, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Talking about race is hard. But in recent months concerns about racism and its impact have intensified, continuing to bubble to the surface of our national conversation.
Attention to inequities around racial justice was sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in May and has been fueled by additional killings and shootings of black Americans by police. These incidents have touched off recent protests in places like Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Rochester, New York. As these events have unfolded, many Americans have made an effort to learn more about racism and its impact, and to talk about these issues — even when uncomfortable. – AARP.org
Some of the fear and discomfort around conversations dealing with race stem from uncertainties about where a conversation may lead and how people may react. So how do we have those discussions in a constructive way?
Join ConnecTeach to have a respectful conversation about race and its impact in 2020. ConnecTeach believes that an emphasis on critical real world problem-solving skills creates powerful drivers to disrupt inequity. We empower people to set in motion cycles of positive change to resolve the underlying causes and consequences of injustice. We do this by building leadership capacity in schools and communities to create systemic and institutional change. www.connecteach.org
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